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Friday, August 21 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
How an SRE became an application security engineer (and you can too!)

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I made the leap from site reliability engineer to application security engineer late last year. What made it possible to move from security as a hobby to security as a job? A mix of research, workshops, meeting people, and focusing on the security-related parts of the job I already had. I’ll tell you what I studied, what I realized I already knew, and what was actually useful in the interview process (including links, a reading list, and other specifics).
Slides with notes here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15-KXy1vYknYNdNN3vKLQNiwSGHsysg9AWhhOiaiAmY4/edit?usp=sharingBlog post version with links here: https://breanneboland.com/blog/2020/01/27/how-an-sre-became-an-application-security-engineer-and-you-can-too/

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Breanne Boland

Product security engineer - security partner, Gusto
Breanne Boland is a product security engineer with the Security Partnerships team at Gusto. Before moving into security, she was a site reliability engineer and an infrastructure engineer, working in healthcare and govtech. Prior to that, she was a professional writer, and she still... Read More →

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